Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, reportedly fell ill on Wednesday during interrogation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ekweremadu arrived the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja on Tuesday where he was reportedly questioned for over eight hours.The EFCC had invited him to offer explanations on why his name featured prominently in a money laundering case currently being [...]

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    EFCC kicks as court acquits ex-Sokoto governor of corruption charges

EFCC kicks as court acquits ex-Sokoto governor of corruption charges

A Sokoto state high court has discharged and acquitted Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state, of corruption charges.Also acquitted at the court's sitting on Tuesday are Beedash Nigeria Limited, Nasdabap Nigeria Limited, Nasiru Dalhatu Bafarawa and Salihu Maibuhu Gummi.They were being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 22-count charge bordering on conspiracy, criminal [...]

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    EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau, was sent to prison because of the role some of his supporters played when he was arraigned in court.The anti-graft agency disclosed this in the latest edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT.Jang is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating N6.3 billion during his tenure in [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins investigation of Fayose, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun the investigation of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, his wife, Feyisetan, and his top aides, TheCable can report.Others being investigated are Lere Olayinka, spokesman to the governor; Toyin Ojo, the state's commissioner for finance; Oluyemisi Owolabi, the state's accountant general.Sources in the know of the investigation said the anti-graft agency is [...]

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    Report: EFCC probes Ortom over ‘N22bn fraud’

Report: EFCC probes Ortom over ‘N22bn fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, over the alleged diversion of N22 billion.According to PUNCH, the allegation is contained in the report of an investigation which began in May 2016.Ortom was said to have ordered the withdrawal of N21.3bn from four Benue government’s accounts in three banks between June 30, 2015, and [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I challenge anyone who has proof that I stole to speak up

Ekweremadu: I challenge anyone who has proof that I stole to speak up

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he is prepared to answer the call of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on any allegation.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweremadu, quoted the deputy senate president as saying this when he received a delegation led by Emmanuel Chukwuma, archbishop of Enugu province, Anglican Communion, on Sunday evening.Last week, a combined team of police [...]

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    Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ekweremadu: How 200 security operatives held me hostage for over six hours

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says whoever is behind the siege laid to his residence and that of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not a friend of the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekeweramdu, quoted the deputy senate president as calling on Nigerians to condemn the incident.He said for over six hours, a combined team [...]

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    It’s Brutehari politics against PDP’s new deal

It’s Brutehari politics against PDP’s new deal

At first, he came with chaos. He appointed dead men to serve in his government. He looked the other way as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Department of State Service — two agencies under his watch — went into a duel. He told women their place is in the kitchen. He acquiesced to ridiculing statement by former British [...]

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    EFCC invites Ekweremadu over ‘money laundering’ as police lay siege to his residence

EFCC invites Ekweremadu over ‘money laundering’ as police lay siege to his residence

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, for questioning over alleged money laundering.The commission invited him in a letter dated July 24 and signed by Mohammed Abba, the director of operations.The EFCC said Ekweremadu's name “featured prominently” in a case of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering being investigated.Ekweremadu was asked to [...]

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    Lere Olayinka demands apology as EFCC disowns controversial tweet on Fayose

Lere Olayinka demands apology as EFCC disowns controversial tweet on Fayose

Lere Olayinka, spokesperson of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) owes his principal an apology.Olayinka said this in reaction to the commission's denial of a tweet posted on its verified Twitter handle on Sunday."The parri is over, the cloak of immunity torn apart, and the staff broken. #Ekiti Integrated Poultry Project Biological [...]

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    EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC) on Sunday hinted that it is dusting off its shelves the case of the integrated poultry project against Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The anti-graft agency filed the N1.3bn fraud case against Fayose in 2005.The case led to his impeachment from office in 2006."The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and [...]

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    Finally, Buhari signs bill separating NFIU from EFCC

Finally, Buhari signs bill separating NFIU from EFCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill seeking to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) an autonomous body.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly (senate), disclosed this while addressing state house correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday.By this, the NFIU would seize to exist as a department in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).“NFIU will [...]

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    Again, court restrains EFCC, AGF from halting Aiteo’s operations

Again, court restrains EFCC, AGF from halting Aiteo’s operations

A federal high court in Abuja has ruled a stay of action in the case brought against Benedict Peters,  founder and chief executive officer of Aiteo Group.In February,  the group got an interlocutory injection restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the attorney-general of the federation (AGF)  from interfering or obstructing its business operations.In suit number FCT/HC/CV0536/17, the [...]

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    Harvest time at EFCC?

Harvest time at EFCC?

BY UCHE UGBOAJAHIf you are an avid social media follower, one of the sneering comments from those suspected to have been engaged to hound the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Mustapha Magu, a police commissioner, is one that portrays him as incapable of expressing himself. Although Magu would be the first to admit [...]

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    ‘I can’t steal blood money’ — NHIS ES speaks on allegations of theft

‘I can’t steal blood money’ — NHIS ES speaks on allegations of theft

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says allegations of the theft of N900 million from the scheme are false.In an interview with reporters in Kano at the weekend, Yusuf described the money at NHIS as "blood money".He accused some hospitals and insurance companies of ganging up against him for opposing some sharp practices.Yusuf alleged that [...]

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    Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal breaks silence on his probe by EFCC, relationship with Buhari

Babachir Lawal, sacked secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says he's happy with his ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In October 2017, Lawal was relieved of his position amid allegations of corruption.A senate ad-hoc committee had in December 2016 indicted him of fraud in a contract awarded for the clearing of invasive plant species in [...]

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